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Organic Gifts for a New Mom

A goal in life for many women is to have children, and once they do all their dreams come true. It is a joyous occasion for all friends and family members in the new baby’s life. Moms are filled with unconditional and endless love for the little life they welcomed into the world. It is a time for thanks that such a beautiful life was born to loving parents. It is also a time for relaxation and bonding with your newborn baby and your significant other. Giving some relaxing organic gifts such as lotions and candles for a new mom to use is a great way for her to relax and enjoy her time at home. Here are some organic gift ideas to give a new mom.

Making a basket full of foot spa necessities is perfect. Their feet may still be swollen from carrying their baby for 9 months. Soaking their feet in warm water with organic oils with lavender or peppermint scents would be a great relaxation method. Including a pumice scrub stone would be smart because she, or someone else, could scrub the dead skin off which will make her feet soft. It can feel very ticklish or relaxing and sometimes both. In addition to using a pumice stone, using a foot scrub will also make her feet soft. Organic foot scrubs heal dry skin and replenish moisture because they are made with organic shea butter and dead sea salt. Foot lotions have a great peppermint or eucalyptus smell usually and are made organically. They smell nice and are very relaxing.

You could also give a gift that was for the mom and the new baby. If you assemble a gift basket or package, be sure to use all organic products because babies’ skin is so sensitive that products with chemicals in them could be irritating. Lotions for adults can contain synthetic materials which can make she skin more dry which can lead to eczema or an increase in eczema flare ups. What should you include in your gift for a baby and a new mom? I would include some type of eczema oil. Eczema is common with babies and the oil can be used on any type of dry skin or as a preventative measure. Baby wipes can cause diaper rash, and a great alternative would be to use an organic baby wipe companion. You could include an assortment of baby and mom lotions and oils.

If the new mom doesn’t like foot scrubs or lotions, you could give regular lotions or skin care products. Plumeria or cucumber body butters are soft and smell good. After taking a relaxing bath, which every ne mom has been dying to do for 9 months, they can moisturize with the organic body butter. Instead of giving foot scrub, you can give her body scrubs instead which don’t smell like peppermint. The body scrubs will remove any dry or dead skin and leave the skin feeling fresh and moisturized. Any type of natural skin care product will moisturize and make her skin look beautiful and glowing. If the product isn’t organic, her skin may be left feeling more dry or irritated.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit

Advantages of Using Natural Skin Care Products

There are many benefits for our skin when using natural skin care products. Taking care of our skin is vital for important health and keeping our skin look youthful, glowing, and beautiful. Skin care treatment should be an everyday routine in our lives, and you don’t have to wait until you have a problem with your skin to start treatment. Our skin can be damaged very easily because of weather, the sun, smoking, drinking, and other external factors, but it can be very easy to take care of and maintain a healthy appearance.

The advantages of using natural skin care products are tenfold and you should avoid over the counter skin care treatments. Products that aren’t natural or organic can have chemicals and synthetic ingredients in them that are harsh for your skin and can cause even more damage or damage that wasn’t previously there.

When you use natural skin care products, you actually know what you are using on your face or body. There aren’t any chemically induced or synthetic ingredients that have been added to the lotions, creams, or oils. Natural skin care products are made with real ingredients like fruits such as avocados, tomatoes, jojoba, coconut or even olive oil. Other types of skin care products use cheap or low quality ingredients which will cause long term skin damages.

Taking care of your skin can become very expensive and another advantage of natural skin care is the cost. Because only natural ingredients are used, the cost is kept low for most natural skin care companies. In addition to buying organic products such as oils, which can be hard to make yourself, you can use at home facial masks by making your own mask using avocados for example.

If you choose to use products that aren’t natural, you could prematurely age your skin. Natural products have antioxidants in them that stop or slow down the aging process of our skin. Petroleum based products have toxic elements that age and wear down our skin.

By using natural skin care treatments, you are also promoting a healthier way of life. Using organic products is good for the environment. Not only are we helping ourselves, but we are also providing support for farmers, orchards, and natural skin care companies that refuse to use chemicals or synthetic products that are harmful to the environment.

The advantages of natural skin care products outweigh the damages that other skin care products can cause.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit

Natural vs. Organic

With so many natural and organic products out on the market, what do you trust?  What is the best way to decipher all this information that is being poured onto the consumer market?   Let me help you to determine where to best spend your hard earned money, in this economy.

There is a difference in organic and natural, but is it worth the extra expense to buy organic?  Sometimes it is justified, especially in food.  With food, there is only black or white; organic or conventional.  But in skin care, the lines are not so clearly drawn.   Organic and natural products are more likely not to have the chemicals and fillers.   But, organic doesn’t always mean that the product is going to be effective.  Organic just means that the products has been formulated with ingredients that have been grown without pesticides and chemicals.  The downside is that you are always going to pay a lot more for that “organic” label.

100% Natural

100% Natural

When a product is natural, this means the ingredients come from botanical and natural sources; Not chemically derived.  The natural ingredients are chemical-free as well, but they have not been given that “organic” certification.  When it comes to skin care, this is the most important factor.  Our bodies absorb up to 60% of what is applied to the skin, you want to make sure you are not putting synthetic chemicals on your skin.  Many of the FDA approved ingredients for skin care products are known carcinogens, irritants of the skin and remain stored in bodily tissues and organs.  In children, this is an even more serious issue because they are getting a higher proportion of chemical exposure due to their body size.   Many of the effects will be delayed and once the symptoms are seen there is no way to connect them to the actual cause.  For example, chemical sensitivity, liver toxicity, even cancer.

In this day and age, where there is so much chemical saturation in our environment, we can’t control everything.  But, we do have to choose very strategically to eliminate the sources wherever possible.  Starting with the food we consume, the skin care we use, and cleaning products for our homes.  These should be a starting point, as they are directly ingested through the body and skin.

When choosing products for your family, always go with a source you can trust.  Don’t just look for “organic” or “natural”, read the ingredients and know what they mean.  Many say “organically grown”, this means that it is not certified organic, it could be genetically modified or it could just mean that the farm that grew it has not been certified organic.  You would have to know a little about the product.   You will find organically grown seedless grapes, but never certified organic.  That is because they are genetically modified, and genetically modified is never organic.

When looking for skin care products, don’t just look for “natural ingredients”; look for 100% natural because that is how you know it’s safe and not filled with chemicals and a little plant oil.  Many manufacturers will use the selling point of “natural”  on their label to fool those that don’t know.   You will always get what you pay for, if it’s priced to compete with the chemical brands of skin care, you will be compromising quality because natural skin care and chemical skin care are not on the same level.  Quality ingredients are always going to cost more, that’s just a fact.

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